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Foster parent rape case lands in Supreme Court


HELENA - A 28-year-old woman, alleging the state and Sweet Grass County are responsible for her foster father raping her as a teenager, has asked the Montana Supreme Court to declare the state legally responsible.

The former Big Timber woman wants the high court to overturn a judge's ruling in March that threw out her claims of state liability for the sexual attack that occurred 13 years ago at the hands of James Tulley, who also was deputy Sweet Grass County attorney.

The request seeks Supreme Court action before a District Court trial proceeds on the victim's claims against the state and...

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